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Description

Mask with mirrored eyes in sunken sockets, pursed lips, a hooked nose, prominent brows, oval-shaped indents on the sides of the forehead, and a piece of skin with hair attached at the back of the head. The mask is painted black with white ovals inside the indents at the sides of the forehead, white lines around the eyebrows and between the eyebrows, white around the eyes, red nostrils and lips.

Narrative

Collected by E.F. Meade from trip through Kwakwaka'wakw Islands.

Iconographic Meaning

Represents wild woman: dzunuq!wa, who steals children and eats them.

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